Dan R Berlowitz

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure
    Mary Jo Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:1. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Can administrative data identify active diagnoses for long-term care resident assessment?
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:719-24. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions
    Jewell H Halanych
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:439-45. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive health status assessment of centenarians: results from the 1999 large health survey of veteran enrollees
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:515-9. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Identifying major hemorrhage with automated data: results of the Veterans Affairs study to improve anticoagulation (VARIA)
    Guneet K Jasuja
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Thromb Res 131:31-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Gaps in monitoring during oral anticoagulation: insights into care transitions, monitoring barriers, and medication nonadherence
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Chest 143:751-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Prompt repeat testing after out-of-range INR values: a quality indicator for anticoagulation care
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:276-82. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of changes in nursing home staffing on pressure ulcer rates
    Elaine C Hickey
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:50-3. 2005
  9. pmc Hypertensive patients' race, health beliefs, process of care, and medication adherence
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:768-74. 2007
  10. pmc Comparing methods of measuring treatment intensification in hypertension care
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:385-91. 2009

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Publications50

  1. pmc The quality of care for adults with epilepsy: an initial glimpse using the QUIET measure
    Mary Jo Pugh
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System, VERDICT REAP, 7400 Merton Minter, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:1. 2011
    ..We examined the quality of adult epilepsy care using the Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment (QUIET) measure, and variations in quality based on the source of epilepsy care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Can administrative data identify active diagnoses for long-term care resident assessment?
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 47:719-24. 2010
    ..We conclude that VA administrative data cannot be used to accurately identify active diagnoses for nursing home residents. How best to efficiently collect these important data remains uncertain...
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in diabetes care for older veterans: accounting for dual health system use changes conclusions
    Jewell H Halanych
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 44:439-45. 2006
    ..Veterans Health Administration (VHA) databases are used extensively to study racial/ethnic disparities; however, these databases may not capture all care received by VHA patients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive health status assessment of centenarians: results from the 1999 large health survey of veteran enrollees
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:515-9. 2005
    ..Information on the health status of centenarians provides a means for understanding the health care needs of this growing population. Therefore, we examined the health status of a national cohort of centenarian veteran enrollees...
  5. doi request reprint Identifying major hemorrhage with automated data: results of the Veterans Affairs study to improve anticoagulation (VARIA)
    Guneet K Jasuja
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Thromb Res 131:31-6. 2013
    ..This drives the need for a credible implementation in automated data for the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) definition of major bleeding...
  6. doi request reprint Gaps in monitoring during oral anticoagulation: insights into care transitions, monitoring barriers, and medication nonadherence
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Chest 143:751-7. 2013
    ..Among patients receiving oral anticoagulation, a gap of > 56 days between international normalized ratio tests suggests loss to follow-up that could lead to poor anticoagulation control and serious adverse events...
  7. doi request reprint Prompt repeat testing after out-of-range INR values: a quality indicator for anticoagulation care
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:276-82. 2011
    ..A program of quality measurement is needed for oral anticoagulation. The interval until the next test after an out-of-range International Normalized Ratio (INR) value (the "follow-up interval") could serve as a process of care measure...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of changes in nursing home staffing on pressure ulcer rates
    Elaine C Hickey
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:50-3. 2005
    ..The relationships of risk-adjusted pressure ulcer rates to staffing patterns were tested...
  9. pmc Hypertensive patients' race, health beliefs, process of care, and medication adherence
    Nancy R Kressin
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:768-74. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Comparing methods of measuring treatment intensification in hypertension care
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:385-91. 2009
    ..However, we do not know the ideal way to measure TI for research and quality improvement efforts. We compared the ability of different TI measures to predict blood pressure (BP) control...
  11. ncbi request reprint The health status of elderly veteran enrollees in the Veterans Health Administration
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1271-6. 2004
    ..To examine the health status of elderly veteran enrollees, stratified by age group, and compare with nonveteran populations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Do different case-mix measures affect assessments of provider efficiency? Lessons from the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 26:229-42. 2003
    ..This suggests that caution should be used so that providers are not misclassified based on reported efficiency...
  13. ncbi request reprint Disparities in diabetes care: impact of mental illness
    Susan M Frayne
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2631-8. 2005
    ..Diabetes serves as a useful condition in which to test for MHC-related disparities in care. We examined whether quality measures for diabetes care are worse for patients with or without MHCs...
  14. doi request reprint Angioedema incidence in US veterans initiating angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    Donald R Miller
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Hypertension 51:1624-30. 2008
    ..This study provides a reliable estimate of angioedema incidence associated with ACE use in a diverse nontrial patient population, confirming that the incidence is low, but finding substantial variation by race, sex, and diabetes status...
  15. pmc Developing a quality measure for clinical inertia in diabetes care
    Dan R Berlowitz
    ENRM VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1836-53. 2005
    ..To develop a valid quality measure that captures clinical inertia, the failure to initiate or intensify therapy in response to medical need, in diabetes care and to link this process measure with outcomes of glycemic control...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relevance of current guidelines for organizing an anticoagulation clinic
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:284-9. 2011
    ..To describe variations in the structure of anticoagulation clinic (ACC) care within the Veterans Health Administration (VA) and to identify structures of care that are associated with better site-level anticoagulation control...
  17. doi request reprint Reexamining the recommended follow-up interval after obtaining an in-range international normalized ratio value: results from the Veterans Affairs study to improve anticoagulation
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Chest 140:359-65. 2011
    ..We examined the relationship between follow-up intervals after obtaining an in-range (2.0-3.0) international normalized ratio (INR) and anticoagulation control...
  18. ncbi request reprint Purchasing or providing nursing home care: can quality of care data provide guidance
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:603-8. 2005
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  19. pmc Intensifying therapy for hypertension despite suboptimal adherence
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Boston University School of Medicine, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Hypertension 54:524-9. 2009
    ..A randomized trial could further examine optimal management of patients with suboptimal adherence...
  20. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC, Bedford, MA, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:237-45. 2008
    ..Despite being the most common cardiac arrhythmia, little is known about racial differences in atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence and whether differences persist after accounting for known risk factors...
  21. ncbi request reprint Does opioid therapy affect quality of care for diabetes mellitus?
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Rd, Bldg 70, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:217-24. 2009
    ..To examine whether veterans who received chronic opioid therapy had worse diabetes performance measures than patients who did not receive opioids...
  22. pmc The business case for quality improvement: oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:416-24. 2011
    ..Our objective was to demonstrate the potential for cost savings from improved control in patients anticoagulated for atrial fibrillation...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on hypertension control and management
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:520-7. 2006
    ..Whether this affects current practice in terms of differences in BP control and number of prescribed antihypertensives by age is unknown...
  24. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted percent time in therapeutic range as a quality indicator for outpatient oral anticoagulation: results of the Veterans Affairs Study to Improve Anticoagulation (VARIA)
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:22-9. 2011
    ..Our objective was to profile site performance in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) using risk-adjusted percent time in therapeutic range (TTR)...
  25. doi request reprint Improving methods for measuring quality of care: a patient-centered approach in chronic disease
    Barbara G Bokhour
    Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:147-66. 2009
    ..The process presented in this article may serve as a model for incorporating patient perceptions of quality into the future development of quality indicators for chronic diseases...
  26. ncbi request reprint Understanding uncontrolled hypertension: is it the patient or the provider?
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:937-43. 2007
    ..70 mm Hg; P<.05). While patient adherence to therapy plays a role, vigorous clinical management by the clinician is a more important contributor to BP control...
  27. doi request reprint Patient factors associated with transfusion practices in Veterans Affairs intensive care units: implications for further research
    Yew Y Ding
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Crit Care 26:431.e1-9. 2011
    ..We sought to describe how patient characteristics influence the frequency of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions among critically ill patients after taking into account hemoglobin (Hgb) level...
  28. pmc The accuracy of clinician perceptions of "usual" blood pressure control
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:180-3. 2008
    ..The term "clinical inertia" is used to describe the failure to manage a chronic condition aggressively enough to bring it under control. The underlying mechanisms for clinical inertia remain poorly understood...
  29. pmc Quality improvement implementation in the nursing home
    Dan R Berlowitz
    CHQOER, Bedford VA Hospital, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:65-83. 2003
    ..To examine quality improvement (QI) implementation in nursing homes, its association with organizational culture, and its effects on pressure ulcer care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of depression care in a large integrated health system
    Andrea Charbonneau
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Med Care 41:669-80. 2003
    ..Guideline-based depression process measures provide a powerful way to monitor depression care and target areas needing improvement...
  31. ncbi request reprint Management of hypertension and diabetes: treatment goals, drug choices, current practice, and strategies for improving care
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research CHQOER, Bedford VA Hospital 152, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Curr Hypertens Rep 7:439-49. 2005
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  32. ncbi request reprint No racial differences in mortality found among Veterans Health Administration out-patients
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality Outcomes and Economic Research, VA Medical Center, Bedford, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, MA, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:539-42. 2004
    ..We examined whether racial differences in mortality rates exist among patients receiving outpatient care within the Veterans Health Administration...
  33. ncbi request reprint Differential associations of beta-blockers with hemorrhagic events for chronic heart failure patients on warfarin
    Dan R Berlowitz
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15:799-807. 2006
    ..We examined how different beta-blockers vary in their associated risk of a hemorrhagic event...
  34. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of oral anticoagulation care: extending quality measurement to a new field
    Adam J Rose
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:146-55. 2009
    ..To address this gap in the literature, a MEDLINE search was conducted for all papers relevant to possible quality measures in oral anticoagulation care, including measures of structure, process, and outcomes of care...
  35. pmc How do providers assess antihypertensive medication adherence in medical encounters?
    Barbara G Bokhour
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:577-83. 2006
    ..Poor adherence to antihypertensives has been shown to be a significant factor in poor blood pressure (BP) control. Providers' communication with patients about their medication-taking behavior may be central to improving adherence...
  36. ncbi request reprint Differential adoption of pharmacotherapy recommendations for type 2 diabetes by generalists and specialists
    Mary Jo Pugh
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:178-200. 2003
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  37. ncbi request reprint The hazards of stroke case selection using administrative data
    Dean M Reker
    Kansas City VA Medical Center and Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA
    Med Care 40:96-104. 2002
    ..Administrative data and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes are frequently used in research efforts to evaluate risk adjusted patient outcomes, particularly mortality. Varying ICD-9-CM sampling algorithms have been used to identify stroke patients...
  38. doi request reprint National utilization of antihypertensive medications from 2000 to 2006 in the Veterans Health Administration: focus on thiazide diuretics
    Elaine M Furmaga
    VHA Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, Hines, IL 60141, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:770-8. 2008
    ..The trends in utilization allowed for identification of areas in which a change in prescribing practices may improve blood pressure control and health outcomes in the Veterans Health Administration...
  39. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted mortality rates as a potential outcome indicator for outpatient quality assessments
    Alfredo J Selim
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, A Health Services Research and Development Field Program, VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 40:237-45. 2002
    ..The quality of outpatient medical care is increasingly recognized as having an important impact on mortality. We examined whether a clinically credible risk adjustment methodology can be developed for outpatient quality assessments...
  40. ncbi request reprint Implementing best practices in pressure ulcer care: the role of continuous quality improvement
    Dan R Berlowitz
    The Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:S37-41. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Barriers to hypertension control
    Ann M Borzecki
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital, Bedford, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 149:785-94. 2005
  42. doi request reprint Impact of comorbidities on stroke rehabilitation outcomes: does the method matter?
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1903-6. 2008
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  43. ncbi request reprint Hypertension management in patients with diabetes: the need for more aggressive therapy
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:355-9. 2003
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Patient safety in geriatrics: a call for action
    Dionyssios Tsilimingras
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M813-9. 2003
    ....
  45. pmc Diagnostic cost groups (DCGs) and concurrent utilization among patients with substance abuse disorders
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VAMC Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:1079-103. 2002
    ..To assess the performance of Diagnostic Cost Groups (DCGs) in explaining variation in concurrent utilization for a defined subgroup, patients with substance abuse (SA) disorders, within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Profiling nursing homes using Bayesian hierarchical modeling
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1126-30. 2002
    ..We examine the use of Bayesian hierarchical modeling in profiling nursing homes on their rate of pressure ulcer development...
  47. ncbi request reprint Profiling resource use: do different outcomes affect assessments of provider efficiency?
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:1105-15. 2002
    ..To examine whether 2 outcome measures result in different assessments of efficiency across 22 service networks within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
  48. doi request reprint Risk adjustment in rehabilitation quality improvement
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Top Stroke Rehabil 17:252-61. 2010
    ..Risk-adjustment systems such as the FIMâ„¢- function-related groups (FIM-FRGs) are now being used to monitor the quality of stroke rehabilitation. A specific application of this risk-adjustment system is demonstrated...
  49. ncbi request reprint The PUSH tool: a survey to determine its perceived usefulness
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Hospital, Bedford, MA, USA
    Adv Skin Wound Care 18:480-3. 2005
    ..To determine the perceived usefulness of the Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Pharmacoepidemiology in community-dwelling elderly taking antiepileptic drugs
    Dan R Berlowitz
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    Int Rev Neurobiol 81:153-63. 2007
    ....